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The break of dawn

breath of life

bright blue sky



sparkling stars

radiant moon



all designed and sculptured

by God, the Creator,

the aesthetic designer

of the rainbow;

The architect of life.


To surrender

One’s royal

Head to be

Crowned with

Thorns, pains

Shame& sorrow…

To surrender one’s royal body

To be stripped of dignity, royalty

Majesty, blood, life and all…

Not on the

Account of

One’s crime;

But for the

Salvation of

Mankind is

The very height

Of love…


Humphrey Ogu's Photograph


Humphrey Ogu is a poet, short fiction writer, playwright and journalist. He is the Secretary of the Rivers State branch of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and had earlier served as the Public Relations Officer of the Association. Ogu was the founding Secretary of Seaview Poetry Society, a body of poets that have been reading poems on Rhythm 93.7 FM, Port Harcourt since 2005. An alumnus of ElechiAmadi School of Creative Writing, His book, Echoes of Neglect, one of the 11 books of poems nominated for the NLNG-sponsored Nigerian Prize for Literature in 2017. He works in UniPort.